Head of Business Planning and Implementation

Posted 03 Oct 2018

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 182304


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your Role: Will provide strategic executive-level support to the BioProcessing Leadership Team. You will have direct responsibility for setting the BioP team agendas, defining content and managing critical meetings, enabling the collection and evaluation of external and internal information and preparing all decks for management presentations. You will also be responsible for resolving complex problems independently and will be required to perform tasks that are diverse and advanced in necessary skills and thinking. In addition, you will also have responsibility for:

Communication: Presentations and Content

  • Manage the communication needs of the BioP organization through a formalized communication plan, including BioP Connect Forums, Quarterly Business Reviews (High touch through low touch engagements using EVA, sharepoint, connect engagements and SPARK activity as the main tools)
  • Create presentations for Executive Meetings including Strategic Planning Process and Business Analysis Meetings
  • Create presentations related to external stakeholders and critical internal meetings and tools for internal and external engagements - portfolio catalog of capabilities presentations 
  • Writing reports and edits speeches and prepares executive summaries of reports
  • Working closely with Head of Communications and other Leadership Team members for alignment
  • Through a close partnership with corporate communication group develop and manage a strong collaboration in advancing Thought leadership and social media opportunities to advance the BioP story 

Project Management & Critical Business Indicators

  • Drive project management of select initiatives across BioP, including: Quarterly Business Reviews, the coordination of the Strategic Imperative Programs, Town Halls & Team Building, the Investment Fund, the Innovation Road Maps, Portfolio Reviews and the alignment of Marketing Plans
  • Actively managing deliverables, milestones and results on engagement focus areas (ELN, CCM, management development) 
  • Manage the collection of QBR content, assemble, analyze and interpret actions required to meet critical success criteria. Formalize our key metrics and dashboard content for understanding and transparency at the PS and LS level 
  • Participate and be active member of the BioProcess Leadership team to provide value insights and contribution to the leadership team workflow needs 

Who You Are: 

  • Someone with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with all levels of the internal organization as well as with key external stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented, organized and diligent in preparation
  • Demonstrated ability to see big picture and comfort in organizational strategy
  • Strength in ability to assess, diagnose and prioritize multiple inputs
  • Adaptability to change, able to navigate uncertainty and work independently balanced with taking direction
  • Highly professional, have good judgment, proactively take initiative, able to multitask and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • Solid computer skills and ability to quickly become familiar with company structure and policies
  • Bachelor's degree in a rigorous curriculum required; MBA or Ph.D. from a top-rated university is also strongly desired
  • Excellent communication skills, but written and verbal
  • Fluency in one additional language is highly desired (German or French a plus)

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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